Cattleya gaskelliana var alba

Cattleya gaskelliana var alba - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya gaskelliana var alba - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya gaskelliana var alba - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Cattleya (C) contains quite a few species from tropical South America. They do best in a medium that has good drainage and dry between watering. Give them a short dryer rest after blooming.

Cattleya gaskelliana grows in Colombia and Venezuela at 2000 to 3000 feet. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and blooms in fall and winter.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 5-inch clay pot. There are six pseudobulbs and it stands six inches above the pot.

08/19/2013 - Re-potted, Blog entry

11/24/2010 - Added to collection.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae